When we first saw the lineup for this song we were, like every other jerk on the rapternet, pretty excited. And then we hit play and the first voice we heard was MIA’s. Some sites are even inserting her into the lineup, á la every time Wayne gets sampled he’s “featured.” Dubious. But we’re sure she’s getting paid so good for her and very exciting. The sample itself though, along with our previous assertion that “Jockin Jay-Z” was inspired by ARE Weapons, lends credence to our theory that on Kanye’s next album he will just be rapping over shit he found on Bradford Cox’s blog. And then our jobs here will be over. Expect to see “Swagger Like Us” on both TI’s Paper Trail and Jay’s Blueprint 3 according to Clifford the Grump.
Stream: T.I. ft. Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne – SLU (Swagger Like Us) (via Kanye)